Adjective "garnishment" definition and examples

(Garnishment may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˈɡɑːnɪʃm(ə)nt/

Definitions and examples

noun

A decoration or embellishment.
    A court order directing that money or property of a third party (usually wages paid by an employer) be seized to satisfy a debt owed by a debtor to a plaintiff creditor.
    1. 'Wage garnishment is a creditor collection tool that a delinquent debtor can escape by filing for bankruptcy.'
    2. 'In September the plaintiff attempted garnishment on what he thought was the defendant's banker.'

    More definitions

    1. Law. a warning, served on a third party to hold, subject to the court's direction, money or property belonging to a debtor who is being sued by a creditor. a summons to a third party to appear in litigation pending between a creditor and debtor.

    2. adornment or decoration.

    More examples(as adjective)

    "orders can be garnishment."